The eASTANA (euroAsian Starter for Technical Academic Network Application) programme can be considered as an element of common Euro-Asian collaboration and partnership of European Union and Central Asia Universities.The eASTANA program is focused on engineering, technology, business and management fields of study. In the case of business and management science we offer specialisations only close connect to the industry development. The programme objective is to promote and transfer the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.
The eASTANA programme offer student and staff scholarships to nationals of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan. The project provides mobility scholarships for students and staff from Central Asia to European partner universities. The mobility can be realised in six partner universities in EU. There will be available above 100 scholarships to be awarded for 1-34 months depending on mobility type/academic level. The selection process, for the first cohort, will start 1 November 2011.
The eASTANA project aims at collaborating with the Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Tajik HEIs in:
--Establishing the network for research and education cooperation between the HEIs from EU and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan;
-Strengthening ties between Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik and EU institutions covering the large part of the continent, and increasing the public awareness of European higher education in terms of quality, internationalization and tradition and gain international visibility;
-Facilitating systematic mobility so as to enhance the results of education and research; Developing programs and coordinate activities to trigger international strategic cooperation in research and education; Offering talented students with the opportunity to study in EU;
-Providing research resources to EU and Lot10 countries research and education;
- Developing higher technical education teaching and learning capacities of countries and regions; -Enhancing the skills and qualifications of visiting staff;
- Promoting European Union technical education standards to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan;
-Promotion and improvement of European Union education system; Realizing the humanitarian purpose to provide European educational opportunities to the economically and physically and politically disadvantaged groups;
-Achieving the objectives of poverty reduction, sustainable development, and environmental protection under the international development agenda.
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